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NAFA Announces 40 CAFM Graduates

May 17, 2017

Nineteen of the CAFM graduates were present to celebrate at the NAFA I&E. Photo courtesy of NAFA
Nineteen of the CAFM graduates were present to celebrate at the NAFA I&E. Photo courtesy of NAFA

In 2016-2017, 40 fleet professionals successfully completed the eight disciplines necessary to earn the certified automotive fleet manager (CAFM) designation.

Graduates must pass all eight disciplines of fleet management within a three-year period. The eight disciplines are: Asset Management, Business Management, Financial Management, Information Management, Maintenance Management, Professional Development, Risk Management, and Vehicle Fuel Management.

The 2016-2017 graduates are:

  • George Albright, CAFM, vice president of operations, Transport Solutions of America, Woodstock, Ga.
  • Dustin Atkins, CAFM, fleet management coordinator, Seattle City Light, Wash.
  • Tom Bogdanowicz, CAFM, deputy fleet manager, State of Oklahoma OMES Fleet Management
  • Michael Bownds, CAFM, FPS partner, Element Fleet Management, Dallas
  • Pauline Bristol, CAFM, strategic consultant, Element Fleet Management, Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Mark Brochtrup, CAFM, fleet manager, City of Coppell, Texas
  • Brian Carroll, CAFM, fleet manager, Canaveral Port Authority, Fla.
  • Leonard Cheever, CAFM, senior automotive engineer, City of Seattle
  • Mark Clark, CAFM, senior supervisor fleet maintenance management, Los Angeles Fire Department
  • Larissa Clinard, CAFM, fleet manager, J. F. Ahern Co., Fond Du Lac, Wis.
  • Roger Constantin, CAFM, fleet manager, Gaz Metro, Montreal, PQ, Canada
  • David Dahn, CAFM, corporate fleet program manager, Erie Insurance, Erie, Pa.
  • Anthony Ebanks, CAFM, fleet controller, National Roads Authority, Grand Cayman KYI, Cayman Islands
  • Allan Ford, CAFM, fleet inspector, BC Emergency Health Service, Saanichton, BC, Canada
  • Greg Forsblad, CAFM, relationship manager, Element Fleet Management, Eden Prairie, Minn.
  • Emily Garza, CAFM, fleet manager, Element Fleet Management, Houston
  • George Gauvreau, CAFM, manager, fleet, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • James Hanson, CAFM, fleet administrator, Ransome Cat, Bensalem, Pa.
  • Jeffrey Hawthorne, CAFM, fleet manager, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Fla.
  • Naomi Kislanski, CAFM, coordinator - fleet sales & special events, Subaru Canada, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Benjamin Klang, CAFM, FMS specialist, Element Fleet Management, Eden Prairie, Minn.
  • Patrick Krapec, CAFM, account manager, Wheels, Inc., Des Plaines, Ill.
  • Eugene Lawson, CAFM, management specialist, City of Oklahoma City, Oka.
  • Justin Lee, CAFM, auto serviceman, City of Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Derek Legge, CAFM, shop foreman, West Valley Construction, Soquel, Calif.
  • Sandy Leonard, CAFM, fleet manager, City of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Mohammad Mahdavi, CAFM, program manager, Fleet & Materials Metro Vancouver, GVRD Lake City Operations, Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Brett Mayes, CAFM, vehicle maintenance supervisor, the University of Texas at Austin, Parking and Transportation Services
  • Michael Nelson, CAFM, transportation director, Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools, Dellwood, Minn.
  • Steven Noble, CAFM, automotive crew chief, City of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Bradley Northup, CAFM, fleet coordinator, County of San Diego, Calif.
  • Kristin O'Driscoll, CAFM, manager, fleet management, Baxter Healthcare, Deerfield, Ill.
  • Jeremy Parenti, CAFM, equipment program analyst, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Holly Quin, CAFM, capital projects coordinator assistant, Seattle City Light
  • DeAnn Reynolds, CAFM, fleet and equipment supervisor, City of Springfield Police Department, Mo.
  • Amber Ridgley, CAFM, manager, Element Fleet Management, Sparks, Md.
  • Karla Sebastiani, CAFM, U.S. fleet manager, Element Fleet/Abbott, Des Plaines, Ill.
  • Robert Sizemore, CAFM, automotive equipment supervisor, City of Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District, Ohio
  • Wayne Westerholm, CAFM, deputy director, Harding University Department of Public Safety, Searcy, Ark.
  • Ann Worm, CAFM, customer lead, Element Fleet Management, Eden Prairie, Minn.

Forty-two fleet professionals earned their Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS) designation in 2016-2017. The CAFS program gives candidates the option of selecting any four of the eight disciplines to complete within a two-year period.

  • Jason Allan, CAFS, general maintenance supervisor, City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Freddy Barajas, CAFS, automotive equipment mechanic, City of Oakland, Calif.
  • Russell Baum, CAFS, overseas fleet manager, U.S. Department of State, Arlington, Va.
  • Thomas Biamonte, CAFS, equipment supervisor, Brevard County Public Works, Fla.
  • Brad Carby, CAFS, district fleet manager, FedEx Express Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada           
  • Lindsey Casey, CAFS, fleet manager, Orange County Sheriff's Department, Calif.
  • Teela Chavedo, CAFS, fleet coordinator II, Cox Enterprises, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Michael Cirks, CAFS, TOS 4, State of Minnesota
  • Jase Conley, CAFS, fleet analyst, Encompass Home Health & Hospice, Dallas
  • Katherine Conroy, CAFS, specialist, Element Fleet Management, Eden Prairie, Minn.
  • Emanuela Cordeiro, CAFS, fleet director, Videotron G.P., Montreal, PQ, Canada
  • Paula Cress, CAFS, fleet coordinator, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., West Chester, Pa.
  • Dan Davis, CAFS, fleet administrator, Comfort Systems USA, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Stephen Dewey, CAFS, fleet supervisor, Palm Beach County, Fla.
  • Daniel Eden, CAFS, University of Washington Fleet Services
  • Samuel Evans, CAFS, fleet services manager, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Robert Fritz, CAFS, Lubbock, Texas
  • Francisco Gomez, CAFS, service center supervisor, City of Austin, Texas
  • Leah Gumbie, CAFS, fleet management coordinator, UFA Cooperative Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Robert Hailey, CAFS, fleet manager, Cook Children's Healthcare System, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Kelly Hiscock, CAFS, fleet chargehand, City of Brandon Operations, MB, Canada
  • Thomas Hopkins, CAFS, director of field operations, ROUSH CleanTech, Clarkston, Mich.
  • Steven Knapp, CAFS, human resources analyst, City of Chula Vista, Calif.     
  • Jennifer Luistro, CAFS, fleet manager, Element Fleet Management, Nottingham, Md.
  • Brett McClure, CAFS, mechanic foreman, Franklin PUD, Ore.
  • Donald Means, CAFS, fleet superintendent, City of Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nancy Murray, CAFS, facilities, fleet & travel manager, Agfa Corporation, Elmwood Park, N.J.
  • Carlos Osterroth, CAFS, fleet manager, City of Medicine Hat, AB, Canada
  • Arthur Parr, CAFS, fleet safety manager, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Wernersville, Pa.
  • Amy Radakovich, CAFS, fleet manager, Element Fleet Management, Oswego, Ill.
  • Klaudyna Routt, CAFS, lease analyst, State of Oklahoma     
  • Matt Sager, CAFS, technician III, City of Austin Fleet Services, Texas
  • Mike Saulnier, CAFS, manager operation, City of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada           
  • Adam Seifert, CAFS, fleet manager, Need It Now Delivers, Toms River, N.J.
  • Ryan Snell, CAFS, FMS specialist, Element Fleet Management, Eden Prairie, Minn.
  • Don Test, CAFS, fleet/building and grounds foreman, City of Beavercreek, Ohio
  • Hjalmar Tiesenhausen, CAFS, fleet manager, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, AB, Canada
  • Donald Walker, CAFS, vehicle fleet manager, Ada County Sheriff, Idaho
  • Russell White, CAFS, equipment analyst, Palm Beach County Fleet Management, Fla.
  • Craig Willingham, CAFS, fleet manager, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Laura Wilson, CAFS, fleet manager, Element Fleet Management, Sparks, Md.
  • Russell Wilson, CAFS, fleet manager, KLJ Solutions, Bismarck, N.D.
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